World renowned automotive tuner AC Schnitzer has made masterpieces out of various European cars over the years. Specializing on BMW cars, they have made high quality parts and the occasional high quality vehicles.
When BMW updated the 5 Series in 2011, it was only a matter of time before AC Schnitzer got its hands on it. The end result is the 2011 AC Schnitzer BMW 550i ACS5 S Sport Saloon Concept, which according to AC Schnitzer, “reveals new and unusual aspects of driving pleasure”.
The AC Schnitzer 5 Series made its debut on March 2011 during the Geneva Motor Show. This concept shows the incredible potential of the award winning 5 Series. Modifications on the 550i’s powerplant allowed output to climb up from 407 horsepower to 540 horsepower, a 133 horsepower increase. This allows a zero-to-100 acceleration time of 4.5 seconds and a top speed of around 200 miles per hour. For a legitimate 4 door sedan to attain supercar numbers, it is an incredible feat. A modified brake system allows this car to slow down just as well as it accelerates.
The exterior is very striking. With an aerodynamic body kit and 20/21 inch wheels, it looks more than ready to pounce on the track. Full leather interior featuring bucket seats ensure that passengers feel at home inside this unique machine.
Sure, this is only a concept car, but the AC Schnitzer BMW 550i ACS5 S Sport Saloon Concept looks like it is very much ready to roll. Demonstrating their expertise as well as the new BMW 5 Series’ immense potential, it looks like it will deliver AC Schnitzer’s promise of new and unusual aspects of driving pleasure, once it hits the production line of course.